Windows 10: Should I enable UEFI Boot in BIOS before Win 10 install? Solved


  1. Posts : 31
    Windows 10, Linux Mint 18.3, Centos 7.5
       18 May 2016 #1

    Should I enable UEFI Boot in BIOS before Win 10 install?


    I built a computer back in 2009 with an Intel DP55KG motherboard running Windows 7. So, I am getting ready for a fresh Windows 10 install and I noticed that back in 2009 I never enabled the UEFI boot mode. Would it be recommended to enable it this time before the Win 10 install, or will it bring about some issues? I also have 3 other hard drives in this computer with various flavors of Linux.

    Here is the definition of the setting according to the motherboard manual:

    UEFI boot


    OPTIONS: Enable Disable


    Enables or disables Unified Extended Firmware Interface (UEFI) Boot. UEFI Boot must be enabled in order to boot to a drive larger than 2 TB (terabytes). Enable: BIOS will attempt to boot via UEFI before using the legacy boot sequence. Disable: BIOS will use the legacy boot sequence.
    Last edited by pjc123; 19 May 2016 at 19:07.
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  2.    18 May 2016 #2

    UEFI mode is pretty much the standard used by PC's today..
    supports larger disk drives and up to 128 partitions per drive..
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  3. Posts : 31
    Windows 10, Linux Mint 18.3, Centos 7.5
    Thread Starter
       19 May 2016 #3

    SOLVED:

    UEFI is not going to work for me. I enabled it to test it out and I lose access to the BIOS menu, which I use to load the Linux installs on the other drives.

    At least the clean install went smoothly. Considerable speed boost, especially with 7 years of accumulated Win 7 garbage buildup being eliminated. I had tried an upgrade from Win 7 a couple of weeks ago and it went miserably; every time I booted, a different blue screen error would pop up.
    Last edited by pjc123; 19 May 2016 at 19:06.
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